Stacey Dash Says Harlem’s Dame Disowned Her

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Dame wants no part of Stacey’s ride-or-die Republicanisms. Actress Stacey Dash was once regarded as an ageless Hollyweird beauty, but her choice to begin publicly supporting GOP policies & tactics that very obviously work against African-Americans has gotten her the label of a top-tier sellout for many in the black community.

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HW Pick: Mavis Staples One True Vine At White Light Festival

mavis staplesA fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement.  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Harlem African American Day Parade

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.

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Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

maya11“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: STOKELY, A Life

stokely carmeichaelStokely Carmichael, the man who pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War and made the Black Panther Party a household name

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Voices of Crisis: Reliving the American Race Crisis In Harlem

Voices-of-Crisis-02-12C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →

Birmingham Traveling Civil Rights Exhibit Debuts at the Apollo

Birmingham_Civil_Rights_Exhibit_DebutsMayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit, Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World, in New York City at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →